Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced new efforts to enhance government efficiency and performance, part of which is a new Fleet Management Policy designed to reduce incidents of misuse of government-owned vehicles.

The release from Liberia’s Executive Mansion explained that due to the cost of maintaining government-assigned vehicles, ministers, deputies, and assistant ministers will have to sign cost-sharing contracts with the government for management and maintenance of the vehicles.

After four years, they will own the vehicles. Sirleaf noted in the release that most of the officials with the assigned vehicles earn the equivalent of $3,000 US and below, which she noted is insufficient to sustain them.